I loved reading through Om Yoga Magazine this month! There were so many interesting articles that I struggled to choose what to share with you. I decided to go for a slightly different post, and talk about a couple of the fantastic brands featured in the current issue.
First up are Buddha Pants -the pants that make you dance! From the US, they are a little similar to harem or guru pants, but the fabric extends so low that they give the illusion of a triangular skirt, making them really comfy. I love the fact that all Buddha Pants are made from organic cotton, and that the original design, the “Buddha” are a limited edition, with only 800 made. Buddha Pants have brought out a few new designs now, which come in the most amazing prints -I love the Savannah Flair in White Tribal.
Best of all, you can save on postage and packaging costs if you head on down to the Om Yoga Show on 24-26th October, as they have got a stand there.
Next up are the beautiful Mala intention beads by Mala Collective. Mala Collective is a partnership between Ashley and Matt from the US and Soma Temple, a rudraksha bead maker/jeweller from Bali. Rudrakshas (pronounced rud-ruck-sha) are actually seeds, believed to have originated when the god Shieva “cried tears of compassion” for man kind, and the rudraksha trees grew from his tears.
The beads are strung into necklaces and bracelets with healing gemstones, called mala beads, and are used in meditation. Each item has a specific intention based on the gemstones used -for example, turquoise is supposed to destroy hatred and promote love.
Regardless of whether or not you are religious, or believe in gemstones having healing properties, the beads remind you of your particular intention, and help to provide focus when counting the beads in meditation. I was drawn to the Prana Mala necklace, made with green adventurine. Prana means “vital life” in Sanskrit. I am also keeping an eye out for any necklaces or bracelets made with aquamarine and turquoise to remind me to be calm and optimistic through university, and to give me confidence about travelling to new places.
The beads are also known to be worn by Sting, Julia Roberts and Deepak Chopra himself, so you’ll be in good company with these wonderful intentions.
Disclaimer: I am an Affiliated Blogger with Om Yoga Magazine. Each issue I will write a post on an article from the magazine and share it with you. Have a look here to find about the other lovely affiliated bloggers. Photos from this post from Buddha Pants and Mala Collective